For me, it is the exploration of different cultures, food, and music. It is finding the similarities and glorfying the differences in the many cultures that span across this land that we call Canada. HEARTBEAT Now imagine an event that...
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Last month, a parent asked me why I am always trying to encourage my private students especially my younger students to join our different vocal group sessions and join their school choirs. Isn’t their private lessons enough? So first I...
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So there is a joke that many of Natalia Pardalis’ friends make – you need a job? Hiring someone? Selling a piano? Ask Natalia to post on her social media and someone in Natalia’s over 12 K followers will be...
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I had written this blog a few years ago for another site but felt I should re-share it as is just as important now 🙂   Recently, I had a mother pass a message along to me that because her...
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I just came across an absolutely adorable duo called Flora Fauna. They recently released an EP called Sweet Tooth. When I listen to their music, it makes me think of the 1920s, I just want to wear my flapper dress...
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Should you?  ….   Shouldn’t you?   This is has been a subject that I’ve have personally struggled with for several reasons. 1. RCM standards constantly are changing – either they’re extremely high or right now they are quite low. ...
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So little back story – when I was in high school – I probably was the worst piano student why? 1. I over practiced (is that a real thing? Lol yup) – I would spend 6-8 hours a day practicing...
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 I get asked this a lot lately by parents and so thought I’d share some ideas This blog is directed for parents of students between ages of 3-9 years old. Music Educator Francis Clark (my mother’s teacher) once said: “Practicing...
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So this is my experience with streaming music online …. As some of you know due to record label issues I had removed my 1st studio album Life off streaming sites. In fact it is only available on Bandcamp and...
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The Christmas season seem to have just started but now we are back (or trying) to get back into our work’s schedules. Between family events and traveling during the break – I don’t know about you but practicing wasn’t my...
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